Holistic therapy for individual adults
& parents/caregivers of children ages 0-5
in the state of washington
Maybe you find yourself here because you are feeling unbalanced, untethered & unanchored due to all that you're carrying. Maybe you are finding your breaths to be more shallow lately.
You may be wondering why the things that used to bring you joy no longer do. Perhaps your brain feels foggy & bogged down. Your body may feel like it’s stuck in a never-ending dark abyss.
You may be angry, enraged & worn down by oppressive, unjust, racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, classist & ableist systems. All of this may be taking a toll on how you are able to show up as your true, authentic self.
Perhaps the quality of the relationships in your life has suffered due to all that you are carrying. You may be a parent who is feeling overwhelmed by all the demands placed upon you, & you may be feeling like no matter what you do it is never enough.
Whatever journey you are on, I want you to know that...
You Are Not Alone, You are not defective
& You are enough
What you're feeling in the present moment is your truth & it is valid. You are not broken. There are external pressures & stressors that may lead you to believe you are.
There is an enormous amount of complexity to human despair, pain & suffering. You don’t have to bear that burden alone. Together we can explore the unknown & find acceptance in what is inherently beyond our control. By being in the darkest corners of life together we can shed light on what we can to reveal meaning & hope.
I have profound respect for your bravery in arriving here today with all that you may be holding onto.
I know the search for a therapist can be an exhausting & frustrating process. Therefore, I offer a free 15-minute consultation to see if we could be a good fit.
It would be an honor & a privilege to be alongside you on your soul's journey!
Services I offer
Currently, due to COVID-19, therapy sessions online via a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform is available. It is secure, private & confidential. If video therapy is not feasible, we will have sessions via phone. In-person sessions are also available for fully vaccinated individuals & will follow safety regulations.
You are a survivor of painful experiences caused by events that happened to you. You have the fundamental right to connect with & honor yourself as a human being, to be able to say what is on your mind & in your heart, & to intuitively express your truth. In therapy you will find a kind, loving, compassionate space reserved just for you to rest, restore & rebuild. Your story & identities will be heard, seen, understood & held with fierce love.
Support & Therapy
Raising young children comes with so many delightful & challenging
emotions. Those feelings in addition to your daily life stressors, societal pressures & expectations placed upon you can make parenting feel extremely overwhelming. Therapy can be a space reserved to process, unpack & tend to all of your parental experiences & emotions. Allowing yourself to be cared for will also allow you to parent with compassion, intentionality & grace.
Immigrant & Refugee Diaspora Therapy
As an immigrant or a refugee you hold tremendous weight for your past & your ancestral past. Your struggles are compounded with the pressures & pain that come from acculturation,
assimilation & discrimination. Therapy is a place for you to put voice to your unique story, connect with your ancestral wisdom & resilience, & reclaim your power in finding a home that is situated within you.
Loneliness & Isolation
Anxiety & Stress
Trauma (e.g., sexual trauma, racial trauma, immigration trauma)
Identity (e.g., sexual orientation, religion, race)
Grief / Loss
Biculturalism & Multicultural Issues
Intimacy & Relational Distress
Relationship to Body
Impact of Oppression (e.g., racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia)
Internalized Oppression & Self-Worth
Divorce & Separation
Parenting / Adjustment to Parenthood
Embodied Somatic Awareness
Areas of experience & Interest
"There is always light. If only we're brave enough to see it
If only we're brave enough to be it."
American Poet & Activist
I provide therapy from an integrative, person-centered, culturally inclusive, attachment-based, trauma-informed, strength-based, anti-oppressive & social justice conscious framework.
My approach can be described as relational, existential, humanistic, somatic, feminist & psychodynamic.
I will support you to access your embodied mind-body connections by using mindfulness-based practices to gain an understanding of the meaning-making process & wealth of wisdom that live within your body.
All parts of you & your identities are welcomed,
embraced & valued
I welcome clients from all backgrounds, lifestyles, identities & fluidities. I intentionally welcome those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) &/or LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Genderqueer, Queer, Intersex, Agender, Asexual & other queer-identifying community).
As I accompany you on your journey of healing, I will honor all parts of you as a whole human being & take into consideration aspects of your social, cultural, ancestral, historical, spiritual, ecological, biological & psychological context.
What to Expect in sessions
My intention in our therapy sessions is to ensure there is an empathetic place for you to rest, so you can dive into greater depths in understanding the ways that you structure your perception of the world.
Together we will explore the various ways in which you stand in your power & honor all parts of your truth.
You are the expert of your
In our sessions I will strive to create a non-judgemental, kind, compassionate, curious & collaborative space for you. I strive for you to know yourself better.
Since their inception, psychology & mental health have had a history of colonization. In our work we will acknowledge the history of systems of oppression, challenge the dominant social beliefs & validate the experiences of systemic & intergenerational trauma on our path to collective healing.
That which brings us together as a human community is also what allows for the transcendence & transformation of our wounds.
"When we heal our own trauma, individually and collectively,
we don't just heal our bodies. By refusing to pass on the trauma
we inherited, we help heal the world."
Psychotherapist and Author of “My Grandmother’s Hands:
Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies.”
Eden Teng, MA, LMHCA, IMH-E® (she/her)
Hello & welcome! I am a psychotherapist in Seattle, Washington, in unceded traditional land of the Coast Salish & Duwamish Indigenous People. I'm a supervised Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA #MC.61103048). My supervisor is licensed psychologist Dr. Agnes Kwong, PhD (#PY60126753).
I am endorsed as an Infant Family Specialist by the Washington Association for Infant Mental Health & I am recognized for culturally sensitive, relationship-focused practice promoting Infant Mental Health.
Education & Training
I earned my Master of Arts in Existential Phenomenological Psychology from Seattle University. This training emphasizes a holistic & social justice oriented approach to be fully present with you, & to understand how you structure meaning through your embodiment & in your relationships with self, others & the world.
Within my degree, I completed a year-long clinical internship at Navos as an Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist where I supported parents & children under the Child-Parent Psychotherapy model with issues of attachment, separation, trauma, grief & loss.
I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Washington, where my research & teaching focused on multicultural studies, human cognition & perception, & behavioral neuroscience.
I completed a 3-month long certification program in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy from The Embody Lab. From this rich learning opportunity, I gained a holistic framework for understanding and working with trauma from a body-centered perspective, as well as, learned the importance of considering social, developmental, and cultural factors when reflecting on your trauma history.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I worked in various community non-profit agencies to support marginalized populations, & immigrant & refugee families' mental health & social-emotional well-being.
One of the biggest experiences of personal growth for me was derived from the two & a half years I spent as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Moldova. During my time there, I learned the national language of Romanian and became immersed in Moldovan culture. While living abroad, I felt the true meaning of connection & relationships, & I experienced them to bridge across language & culture.
I uphold a commitment to my own intellectual & spiritual growth as a practitioner & as a steward of healing by engaging with ongoing training, education, supervision, psychotherapy, meditation & self-reflection. I am also committed to learning, unlearning & relearning how white body supremacy shows up in my implicit biases, & how those biases influence my perception of the world.
I am an active member of the Joy & Justice Collaborative, where I continually engage in decolonized, inclusive & liberated healing & advocacy with a community of therapists dedicated to justice & liberation.
I am also a part of the Rooted Global Village, where I engage with a devoted community to understand & explore embodied trauma healing practices.
I had the honor of speaking with Elliana Yin on the impacts of war and genocide on Cambodian survivors and their children and how the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted our collective fear response at an embodied and intergenerational level.
The interview is an episode of a mini-docuseries centered on the First Generation Perspective(s) expressed by artists, each with a unique lived experience and connection to America, the Vietnam War and Cambodian Genocide.
Read my Interview with NPR
The interview speaks to my therapeutic approaches in tackling structural racism and intergenerational transmission of internalized oppression.
Listen to My podcast interview
"Healing happens in relationship,
and healing is about far more than our personal wounds.
In fact, culturally we need to broaden the scope of our focus to
include the historical, the intergenerational,
the ancestral and the ecological."
My Ancestral Lineage
I was born in a refugee camp on the border between Thailand & Cambodia to a single mother who fled the terror of the Khmer Rouge & survived a genocide.
My family immigrated to Seattle when I was 6 years old. I was raised, cherished & cared for by two strong-willed females.
My mother's bravery and courageousness in fighting against the cruelty of humanity & systems of oppression taught me the meaning of resilience & the strength of love in the face of life’s grueling hardships.
My aunt showed me unconditional maternal love & provided me with endless examples of what genuine care for others looks like. I am fortunate to have had an amazing model of love, care & ethics that I carry with me in both my personal & professional life.
in supporting others as a psychotherapist is derived from my own lived-experience of being a first generation Cambodian American immigrant, cis, able-bodied woman of color, living between two socio-cultures.
I grew up witnessing the negative impacts that historical, racial & intergenerational trauma
had on my family & on the formation of my own identity.
It is within these intersectional identities of power, privilege & oppression that I am challenged to seek healing & to support others in their own healing journey.
I find tremendous joy in supporting my clients to unearth, discover & put words to their own unique experiences where social oppression & pressures have caused undue harm, pain & suffering, & to support them to claim their power and voice.
that when we can stay with & honor our feelings & our bodies as a source of intelligence,
we are then able to cultivate awareness, peel off the labels, & reveal our true authentic selves. When we know what no longer serves us, we can begin to engage with it critically.
It is then that we are able to make space for life’s meaning & purpose to emerge.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.
In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats,
so you can know who you are, what you can rise from,
how you can still come out of it.”
American poet, Memoirist & Civil Rights Activist
$160 for 53 minute session
I offer sliding scale rates for a limited number of clients in financial hardship. Please inquire during consultation if you're interested in receiving a reduced session fee. Paying the full rate if you can afford it allows me to provide therapy to those who need reduced fees.
I am committed to eliminating mental health disparities & ensuring that those most impacted by systems of oppression have equal access to high quality, culturally inclusive & responsive care. I am making my services more widely accessible & affordable by partnering with the following organizations:
Open Path Collective: Open Path is an initiative to provide affordable mental health care. I am able to honor a reduce rate of $60 for individual counseling. Sign up for an Open Path membership for $65. I reserve 20% of my practice for clients from Open Path. Please visit my profile to see if I am accepting new clients.
Asian Mental Health Collective’s Lotus Therapy Fund: The goal of this program is to make psychotherapy as available, accessible, and approachable as possible to the Asian community. To qualify for this program, you MUST be: (1) a US resident, (2) at least 18 years old and (3) you must be selected based upon a needs-based and first-come, first-served basis. Registration is open seasonally. Once selected you will qualify for a stipend of 8 therapy sessions.
Mental Health Liberation BIPOC Therapy Fund: The mission of the program is to bridge Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) with quality therapy, empowering Clinicians of Color, dismantling systemic inequity, and reclaiming healing for melanated, marginalized and displaced Peoples. Once selected and matched with a therapist the fund supports the initial 4 sessions of therapy, with opportunities to increase up to 12 total sessions.
Mental Health Fund for QTBIPOC: The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) was created to provide financial support to increase access to psychotherapy for QTBIPOC by QTBIPOC.
The Washington Therapy Fund: Ashley McGirt founded the Washington Therapy Fund Foundation in an effort to eliminate some of the barriers to Black healing & in response to the incessant police brutality & anti-Blackness.
The Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund: Members of diverse ethnic & racial groups face significant barriers affecting their access to treatment. Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women & girls nationally seeking therapy.
While I uphold my commitment to providing sliding scale spots to clients, the need for those spots is always greater than what I can offer. You can donate to help make my services more accessible to clients from marginalized & oppressed communities, especially those from the QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color) communities. I sincerely thank you for your support & allyship!
As an associate therapist, I am unable to bill insurance. I am currently a private pay practice & am considered as an out-of-network provider. I can provide you with a superbill for you to submit for direct reimbursement from your insurance plan. Please contact your insurance carrier to determine your reimbursement benefits.
Some questions to ask your insurance provider to understand how much they will reimburse for your sessions & how to get it reimbursed:
Will I be reimbursed for seeing a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (my license is LMHCA #MC.61103048)?
How much of the fee is reimbursed for out-of-network providers within my plan?
What is my out-of-network deductible for outpatient mental health visits?
How much of my deductible have I met this year?
How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
Are virtual outpatient mental health visits (or teletherapy) covered by my plan?
Do I need a referral from a primary care physician to see someone out-of-network?
How do I submit claims for out-of-network reimbursement?
How long will it take to be reimbursed for sessions after I have submitted my claims?
Good Faith Estimate
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” under the No Surprises Act explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to provide patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.
"I wish I could show you
when you are lonely or in darkness
the astonishing light of your own being."
Full fees are charged for no-shows or sessions cancelled with less than 48 hour notice. Please work with me so this doesn't occur & we can get your appointment slot filled for another client in need. I understand that life happens, so in the event of an emergency all clients are eligible to receive 1 free cancellation per calendar year.